Monday, July 18, 2016

BRITAIN - Prime Minister Theresa May

"New British leader Theresa May inherits Brexit mess — after campaigning against it" PBS NewsHour 7/13/2016


SUMMARY:  Welcome to 10 Downing Street, Theresa May.  Now deal with the Brexit mess that you campaigned against.  The new UK Prime Minister, who took over Wednesday from David Cameron, supported staying with the EU but the Conservative Party leader's first order of business is presiding over the divorce from Europe that British voters approved last month.  Chris Ship of Independent Television News reports.

"Top UK diplomat reacts to new PM Theresa May's first moves" PBS NewsHour 7/13/2016


SUMMARY:  Sir Peter Westmacott, the UK's former Ambassador to the United States weighs in on the past three weeks' fast-paced developments in Britain.  Of the new Prime Minister, Theresa May, he describes her as grounded, no-nonsense and humble.  He describes as a surprise her appointment of Boris Johnson, the pro-Brexit former mayor of London, to be foreign secretary.  Gwen Ifill talks with Westmacott.

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